Water Week! Webinar on Economic Impact of Invasive Species on Wednesday at 7:00pm, Cleanup at Boquet River Nature Preserve on Saturday at 10:00am

Water Week! Webinar on Economic Impact of Invasive Species on Wednesday at 7:00pm, Cleanup at Boquet River Nature Preserve on Saturday at 10:00am

Dear Colleague,

Help celebrate the second Adirondack Water Week August 22-28, 2021. This week-long regional event is sponsored by the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) with collaborative programs offered by many partners. Water Week is a celebration of the Adirondack’s freshwater resources and amazing watersheds. A full list of events can be found on AWI’s website. You can also find many of the events on APIPP’s website, including the events hosted by APIPP described below.

“Dollars and Smiles: Impact of Invasive Species on the Economy and Quality of Life” — Webinar, 7:00pm, Wednesday, August 25

Join Brian Greene, aquatic invasive species coordinator for APIPP, for a presentation about how invasive species impact the economy and quality of life in the Adirondacks. The impacts of invasive species ripple out beyond our watersheds and impact local economies and quality of life. Join this talk to learn how invasive species influence property values, recreation, and water quality. To register for this special Water Week webinar hosted in cooperation with AWI, click here.

Boquet River Nature Preserve Cleanup — Willsboro, 10:00am, Saturday August 28

Join APIPP for a fun, hands-on Water Week stewardship day at the Boquet River Nature Preserve in the heart of downtown Willsboro. Assist with invasive species removal and litter cleanup. APIPP Education and Outreach Coordinator, Emily-Bell Dinan, and others from our team will lead groups of volunteers to remove invasive species and litter to help restore the flood plain forest. Please register for the event here so we know how many people are coming.

Meet at the Preserve's Tim's Trail Entrance at the end of S. Liberty Street. From Mainstreet in Willsboro (Route 22), turn on S. Library Street and keep to the right to veer onto S. Liberty St. as you head uphill. The paved road becomes a dirt road and leads to a parking lot. We will work in multiple parts of the Preserve and start from this centralized location at 10:00 am! (Feel free to arrive before 10:00am to sign in and get situated!)

There is Still Time to Sign Up as an APIPP Lake Protector Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in Adirondack waters. There is still time to sign up to survey your favorite waterbody on our interactive Adirondack map. All of the materials you need to get started are available on this website. Please reach out to Brian Greene (brian.greene@tnc.org) if you have any questions or need help getting started. We hope to see you out on the water this summer.

Spread-Prevention Outreach Materials Available for Free!

APIPP has new outreach materials to help Adirondack organizations and businesses spread the word about preventing the spread of invasive species. Don’t forget to put in your order for these free materials to help raise awareness about invasive species. You can preview the materials with these links.

Thank you for all you do to help prevent the spread of invasive species.